Security Assessment Incentive Method For Promoting Discovery Of Computer Software Vulnerabilities

  • Published: Jul 4, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: May 06 2014
  • Family: 4
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In one aspect, the disclosure provides: A method comprising: assessing a plurality of researchers as a precondition for receiving an invitation to be a researcher of a distributed plurality of researchers, resulting in the distributed plurality of researchers wherein each researcher is associated with one or more tags in records that identify the researcher for one or more attributes; inviting a subset of the distributed plurality of researchers to participate in one or more computer vulnerability research projects directed to identifying computer vulnerabilities of one or more computers that are owned or operated by a third party, the subset of the distributed plurality of researchers selected based on the one or more tags in records that identify the researcher and a description of the computer vulnerabilities of the one or more computers; using a computer that is communicatively coupled to a particular researcher among the subset of the distributed plurality of researchers and a network under test among the one or more computers, monitoring communications between the particular researcher and the particular third party computer, wherein the communications relate to attempting to identify a candidate security vulnerability of the particular third party computer; in response to a report of the candidate security vulnerability of the particular third party computer that is received from the particular researcher, evaluating the report of the candidate security vulnerability.


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  • Publication: Jul 4, 2017
  • Application: Aug 8, 2016
    US US 201615231588 A
  • Priority: Aug 8, 2016
    US US 201615231588 A
  • Priority: May 6, 2014
    US US 201414271119 A

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